ENCODE, cell & molecular biology, culture
Opinion: Academic Waste
Opinion: Academic Waste
Linda Feighery | Oct 17, 2013
From funding to publishing, academic research needlessly burns through time and money.
Fighting Viruses with RNAi
Fighting Viruses with RNAi
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2013
The long-debated issue of whether mammals can use RNA interference as an antiviral defense mechanism is finally put to rest.
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions
Ed Yong | Oct 10, 2013
Two papers on plant immunity have been retracted, and questions remain about others with similar results. 
Book Excerpt from <em>Evolution and Medicine</em>
Book Excerpt from Evolution and Medicine
Robert Perlman | Oct 1, 2013
In Chapter 11, “Man-made diseases,” author Robert Perlman describes how socioeconomic health disparities arise in hierarchical societies.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2013
Perv, Behind the Shock Machine, The Gaia Hypothesis, and Life at the Speed of Light
Bonding in the Lab
Bonding in the Lab
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2013
How to make your lab less like a factory and more like a family
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2013
October 2013's selection of notable quotes
New Organelle: The Tannosome
New Organelle: The Tannosome
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2013
Researchers identify a structure in plants responsible for the production of tannins.
Inducing Pluripotency Every Time
Inducing Pluripotency Every Time
Ed Yong | Sep 18, 2013
By removing a single gene, adult cells can be reprogrammed into a stem-like state with nearly 100 percent efficiency.
The Price of DNA IDs
The Price of DNA IDs
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2013
Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?